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WTF Chart Of The Day: "Get Stocks Green" Edition

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Shortly after 3pmET, the S&P 500 was starting to test the day's lows with a heavy volume down-spike around 1508ET. That, as we know, will never do to maintain the illusion of vigor and excitement over the new Utopia we are living through and so, as if by magic, VIX was slammed a rather surprising 0.25 vols out of nowhere, dragging S&P back to VWAP and beyond... But the magic didn't work, the S&P 500 cash index closed infinitesimally red on the day despite this WTF chart...



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Wed, 03/05/2014 - 17:26 | 4513568 NOTaREALmerican
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1) Investors taking profits?

2) Stocks close near record levels?

3) BtFD?

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 17:47 | 4513617 strannick
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Oil..good...for...Russia. Must..get...oil...down...

Stockprices...good...for...ponzi-farce. Must...get..SnP...up.

-Govt/Military-Industrial Complex to Fat-arsed Financiers

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 17:49 | 4513671 Soul Glow
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It may be the last weapon the Fed has in the bag.  They have managed to keep gold's price at bay for a year and a half thanks to central planning all over the world from India to Europe and especially in the US of A.  Now can they keep a lid on both the precious metal complex and get gold down?  

Likely not.  Ol' Yellen is probably about to try to prove economic therums that are not sound.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 17:42 | 4513645 disabledvet
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"the year without a winter in the Caucuses" (see comment below) and "the worst diplomatic effort in US History." (we side with the Revolutionaries? umm, okay. time to call for backup?)

You want me to short that? Bwhahahaha. Talk about "dollar shortages."
Friggin' fuel cell companies have all exploded in value because of this thing.
Obviously financing is not a problem...nor demand.
I could see employment because of this unprovoked aggression surging by ten million in a single year.

Oh, that diplomatic table and "all their little flags" will still be sitting there in Paris. EMPTY.
I mean...the Honor Guard when Secretary of State Kerry showed up in Paris was indeed IMPRESSIVE. "Flashing some steel"...FRENCH STYLE.

hmmm. "bark is worse than its bite."

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:14 | 4514379 tniutnia
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10) Transitional

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 17:27 | 4513577 ptoemmes
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4) Weather

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 17:33 | 4513599 Black Forest
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5a) My mom sold some.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 17:29 | 4513584 Dr. Richard Head
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PPT - Profit Protection Terrorists

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 17:29 | 4513586 Shizzmoney
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5) Boobies

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 17:29 | 4513587 B2u
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Wed, 03/05/2014 - 17:31 | 4513592 Dollarmedes
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6) Unexpected

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 17:31 | 4513597 Skin666
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6 ) Fun-durr-mentals?

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 17:32 | 4513606 JohnG
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7) Overconfidence.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 17:34 | 4513613 LawsofPhysics
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8) I took profits.


We still can right?

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 17:47 | 4513659 The_Ungrateful_Yid
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For now.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 17:56 | 4513702 Panem et Circus
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Yes for now. In the future you will not be allowed to take profits, but you will still have to pay taxes on those profits you might have made.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 17:41 | 4513641 asteroids
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It looks like the last refuge of the bear is to play VXX and such. They sure as hell can't short stawks, they get squeezed by infinite FED firepower. What a corrupt game this market is.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 17:55 | 4513692 Panem et Circus
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VIXY is the only paper I own at this point. And even that I view as very short horizon stuff.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 17:44 | 4513652 MrTouchdown
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Fear not, Abe will have that slight "not as green as we'd like" color fixed in a little bit here.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 17:49 | 4513668 starman
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Resistance is a bitch! 

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 17:55 | 4513691 dcohen
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Wed, 03/05/2014 - 18:06 | 4513706 Ham-bone
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Why since ’08 have “foreigners” been so keen to buy incredible quantities of US Treasury public debt ($4 T increase in notes/bonds..a 350% increase) while US domestic sources have in net decreased their holdings due to relatively unattractive yields?  How did these countries function w/out massive holdings of US Treasury debt before '08??? 

Why now with the Fed tapering their QE would “foreigners” continue to hold their record positions and continue adding to them?  Absent rising interest rates and/or QE, the only buyer available is "foreigners"...and luckily they don't seemed concerned w/ a profit motive.

What do you attribute the deviation of “foreigners” viewing Treasury’s as an attractive asset vs. domestic sources who view them contrarily?  Why are "foreigners" not worried by the relatively poor yields as US states and institutions are?

Is this a stable or sustainable situation?

Is the transfer of such a large % of this mid / long term debt to “foreign” holders (55% and growing) in America’s interest?  If not, in who’s interest? Qui bono???

Increases in US Treasury debt "foreigners" have amassed (breakdown below)

 Individual country increases:

Jan '00 -      '07 -          Dec '13

$1 T  --->  $1.6 T ---> $5.6 T (cumulative "foreign" held US Treasury debt)

25% --->     40% --->    55%  (% of notes / bonds held by "foreigners")

1%  --->      1%  --->     25%  (% Fed held notes / bonds...Fed primarily held Bills until '08)

74% --->     59% --->    20%  (% domestically held notes / bonds)

180% --->   130% --->  247% (% public vs. intra-gov debt)

350% increase                         (public outstanding debt, $3.5 T to $12.4 T)

250% increase                         (intra-gov debt, $2 T to $5 T)

6.6% --->    5%    --->   2.4% (net interest rate on debt)

$300B ->  $270B ---> $223B (net interest paid on national debt)

$9.2 T --> $13.7 T --> $16.1 T (GDP = 75% increase);

$5.7 T -->  $9 T     --> $17.4 T (National debt = 305% increase )

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 18:11 | 4513778 Soul Glow
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Because if the central banks don't buy the debt the whole house of cards falls down.

Definition of Status quo.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 18:15 | 4513781 BringOnTheAsteroid
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Not sure why this is so hard for people to get. The Fed gives the money to the foreign central banks or just conjure the money themselves with which to buy US treasuries. I suspect there is a giant circle jerk happening between all aligned CB's. We're stuck in a mindset that there are rules or laws enforced.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 18:38 | 4513784 Ham-bone
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when the underpinnings of the $17.4 T Treasury market and the $7 T in GSE holdings / guarantee's are somewhere from partly to entirely fraudulent...why bother looking at the gnat fly of the stock market or infintesimal PM's markets???

All of this has been nationalized to the benefit of a very few and the expense of the oh so many.


There is only $2 T of the $10 T in public outstanding notes/bonds not already owned by the Fed/"foreigner" conglomerate who both buy w/out fear of a loss...domestic owners are buying none and just winding down their remaining positions. 

This is simply a nationalized debt market, a nationalized housing market, etc. etc.  A command economy is likely most effective if the majority of people don't see it as such (same for democracy, etc.).

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 18:39 | 4513894 astoriajoe
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Hey, a win's a win. amirightorwhat?

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 19:26 | 4514078 wakablahh
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Sucks cuz im young, 22, and can now contribute to a 401K... Record S&P 500 with shit about to go down = terrible time to enter 401K plan right?

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:19 | 4514398 astoriajoe
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Another way to look at it is that you haven't had the misfortune of locking up any money in assets that will likely go down, if they aren't converted into a MyRA, then nationalized or just taken away and replaced with promises of skittles to be given when the appropriate time comes.

Life is all about how you look at things.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:36 | 4514770 tomcat1762
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Cash commodities and real estate, or productive business assets.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:47 | 4514825 fzrkid
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You can change your 401k allocations online, so you go big in the market and at the first sign of trouble you change the allocations. If the FED continues to print you might as well take advantage of it.

Its your money..

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